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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AT12 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Boat Manufacturing and Reinforced Plastic Composites Production Residual Risk and Technology Review 

This final rule addresses the agency's residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Boat Manufacturing and Reinforced Plastic Composites Production. The Reinforced Plastics Composites NESHAP, subpart WWWW, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on 4/21/03, and the Boat Manufacturing NESHAP, subpart VVVV, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on 8/22/01. The NESHAP established emission limitations and work practice requirements based on maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for controlling emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from the production of fiberglass bath tubs, showers, automobile, storage tanks and recreational vehicles (Reinforced Plastics Composites) and the manufacture of fiberglass and aluminum boats (Boat Manufacturing). The HAP emitted from these sources include styrene and methyl methacrylate. This action implements the residual risk review requirements of CAA section 112(f)(2) and the technology review requirements of CAA section 112(d)(6). CAA 112(f)(2) directs EPA to revise the NESHAP if such revisions are required to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health or to prevent, taking relevant factors into account, an adverse environmental effect. CAA section 112(d)(6) requires the EPA to review and revise the MACT standards as necessary, taking into account developments in practices, processes and control technologies, no less often than every 8 years. This RTR is subject to a Court-ordered deadline of 3/13/20, for a final rule. The proposed rule did not make any changes based on the risk and technology reviews. The EPA did propose to amend provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction and require electronic reporting.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7412, Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  15-cv-00512-TSC; 3/13/17.  03/13/2020 

Overall Description of Deadline: Final Rule 3/13/2020--Court Order: United States District Court for the District of Columbia; California Communities Against Toxics, et al. v. Scott Pruitt; Case 1:15-cv-00512-TSC; 3/13/17.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/17/2019  84 FR 22642   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/01/2019 
Final Rule  03/00/2020 
Additional Information: Docket #:Boat Manufacturing - EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0447 Reinforced Plastic Composites - EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0449
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing; 325991 Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins; 326122 Plastics Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing; 326191 Plastics Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing; 327991 Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing; 327993 Mineral Wool Manufacturing; 33312 Construction Machinery Manufacturing; 33422 Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing; 335311 Power, Distribution, and Specialty Transformer Manufacturing; 335312 Motor and Generator Manufacturing; 335313 Switchgear and Switchboard Apparatus Manufacturing; 336112 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing; 336211 Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing; 336212 Truck Trailer Manufacturing; 336213 Motor Home Manufacturing; 336214 Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing; 336413 Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing; 33651 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing; 336612 Boat Building 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brian Storey
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D243-04,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-1103
Fax:919 541-4991

Keith Barnett
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5605
Fax:919 541-4991